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May 23, 2012

Patients Out of Time Clinical Cannabis Conference

I am excited to return to Colorado from Arizona, and the Patients Out of Time 7th National Clinical Cannabis Conference in Tucson, Arizona  April 26-28, 2012.

WHAT AN EVENT!

I had waited in anticipation so anxiously for over 18 months. The weeks before the conference were maddening. I felt like a child the eve before Christmas morning.

I was not disappointed either. Almost everybody a person could hope to meet on the medical cannabis side of things was there. Dr Russo and his daughter Sarah, Dr Weil, Mary Lynn and Al, Elvy, Dr Courtney, Melanie Drehrer, the list goes on and on…..please be sure to visit http://www.medicalcannabis.com for followup. The entire conference was filmed – and is available online. The CE portions will be available for a fee in the near future. Here is a video of Dr. Andrew Weil from the conference. (Click link silly – it’s active). Also – please be sure to find Patients Out of Time on Facebook.

Please be sure to add Patients Out of Time to your groups to support. This incredible conference was their 7th national clinical conference in 14 years. They hold them every 2 years. We will be rolling out a pledge program for the group – stay tuned – and please – support the science and research.

Every bit of our efforts rely on credible science and knowledge.  It is imperative we have a strong voice, and solid support for Patients Out of Time.

I had the honor of helping Jacki Rickert prepare for her day and assisting her throughout the day on the day she spoke. Jacki is an amazing woman, I was quite stunned to learn her story. Jacki was one of the 28 patients who was completely approved for the Federal IND Program, before it was shut down. She has been waiting 22 years for the Fedral Government to send her any cannabis.

For years, Jacki Rickert has been asking, “Is My Medicine Legal Yet?”

Jacki suffers from two painful and debilitating conditions, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Advanced Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, and was fully approved for participation in the U.S. Government‘s Compassionate Use Investigative New Drug (I.N.D.) Program at the Federal level in May of 1990, and by the state of Wisconsin in December of 1990.

I think she will be waiting until she dies…..unfortunately. When ol George W Sr. shut down the program, Jacki and 27 other folks were completely approved, and awaiting their first shipments. Not one of these folks ever received cannabis – as only the original 13 Federal patients were grandfathered into the program.

It is only through a series of Angels and Miracles Jacki is with us today.

22 years later – Jacki is STILL asking “Is My Medicine Legal Yet?” and is lucky to be alive. What a wonderful heart and spirit Jacki has – and i hope each and every one of you out there follow up on her story – reach out – support her and her group.

Ask the question – every day – “Is My Medicine Legal Yet?” and then fight like the devil to make it legal.

If Jacki can do it all these years from Wisconsin in a wheel chair…….we should ALL be able to fight just as hard.

Blessings to each and all out there in the world. Please – stay in touch – and be brave in your fight!

Hiedi

SO pleased to attend!

I was SO PROUD to be mentioned I coulda busted. Instead – I cried. This was a highlight of my career – and I hope to see many more!

December 22, 2011

Bob Crouse misplaced his leukemia

At least  that’s what he told me when he called – so happy he was crying.

Made me SOB in happiness with, and for him.

You see – Bob Crouse is VERY special to me – and we will be sharing his story in the Charter issue of Colorado Connect

Here’s an e-mail written by Mark Slaugh from iComply in Colorado Springs. I hope you will join us in the celebration!

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Hey Everyone!

GREAT NEWS!!

Bob Crouse has been fighting his cancer with phoenix tears and winning!

After talking to Dr. Melamede last night and reviewing the blood work, Bob called this morning with excitement in his voice. He said “half my cancer is gone!” and joked that he may have “misplaced it”. We were both bursting with excitement and he wanted to share his blood work results with everyone to show the proof that CBD causes Apoptosis in his Body and that cannabis is curing his cancer!

                                              2007                       9/2011                  10/2011
White Blood Count          27.3                        24.1                        16.8                        Thousands per NCL – Normal Range: 3.8 -10.8                (Leukemia)
Lymphocytes                     22400                    19039                    11726                    Cells per NCL – Normal Range: 850 – 3900                (Leukemia)
Platelets                              187                         124                         103                         Thousands per NCL – Normal Range: 140 – 400              (Causes blood to coagulate)
Neutrophils                        12                           19                           26                           Thousands per NCL – (New cell growth)

As you can see over time, Bob’s white blood cell and lyphocyte count has diminished – these counts are where the Leukemia lives and are indicators of the agression of the disease. Clearly, Bob has almost dropped half of his cancer when comparing the results to his original diagnosis in 2007. Over the last 30 days, between 9/2011 – 10/2011, Bob has had regular access and ingestion of phoneix tears medicine. This cannabis oil concentrate has brought his blood counts almost back to normal levels. The Neutrophils are what fight the cancer and as the cancerous cells are killed off, these cells have come back. Bob is getting better, at least according to his lab results.

Considering Bob takes no other medications for his cancer, science would have to summarize that the CBD from his medicine is indeed causing Apoptosis which sends a suicide signal to cancer cells while leaving his healthy cells alone. This is great news and should make the District Attorney Dan May, think twice before prosecuting sick patients who need medical marijuana.

Please consider joining C4CPR and the CSMCC on Friday, January 27th for Bob’s Motions Hearing Rally. Help us reach 100 protestors and send a strong message to Dan May that Colorado will not stand for the prosecution of patients anymore!
http://www.csindy.com/IndyBlog/archives/2011/08/22/advocates-protest-the-prosecution-of-leukemia-patient-bob-crouse

http://www.gazette.com/articles/crouse-127067-legal-criminal.html

http://www.csindy.com/colorado/mmj-take-it-or-leave-it/Content?oid=2388286

Thank you all for supporting Bob during this trial on his life.

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I would also like to say Thank you to all who have supported Bob – and all who will be. There are many more patients out there just like Bob who need us so badly – to help support and love them, prop them up through sickness and trial.

If you can make it on the 27th – I think you will be amazed. I hope you do make it – Irvin Rosenfeld and I will be there!

If there are any more patients or people being prosecuted unjustly – PLEASE let me know. This is another function of Colorado Connect – SUPPORT.

You guys – and the patients too. NOTHING is more powerful than having 80% of a courtroom get up to leave with a defendant.

NOTHING

Walk proud warriors!

Hiedi

Please – give my number to those in need. 720-326-6577

December 22, 2011

Merry Cannabis!

and Happy Holidays to all!

Just got the tree up...it's gonna be a COLD one!

It’s been a great three weeks. I am SO happy to welcome new Charter advertisers! I will be announcing all Charter advertisers on January 1 – with a Happy New Year Welcome.

We hope to see many of you grace our pages with your presence. The back cover is GONE….has been for months. There is one inside cover left – and the rest of it will be filled nicely – with some pretty decent providers I am very proud to know.

There’s still time to get in! You can reserve your space TODAY and through December 31 for 50% down, and the balance by January 10, right before we go to print.

Start the new year setting a standard in a politically driven trade publication. How can you possibly go wrong?

In addition – Irvin Rosenfeld will be returning to state. We have confirmed dates for January 25-29 and plan on attending MMAPA’s Ganja Gala. http://www.ganjagala.com

See you there!

If there are any events going on those 5 days you think we should be at – or if you would like to have Irvin for a book tour in your shop – please call me at 720-326-6577

We have some GREAT content lined up – and pretty amazing contributing writers. Some you would never find in another “culture” publication – as they felt it might threaten their careers. We are so excited to introduce everybody in the first issue – and move on to empowering women in the second. We can’t WAIT for that issue! We’re going to knock your socks off!

In the spirit of the holidays – we are also offering free subscriptions valued at $24.95/year. Colorado Connect will be mailed under private cover – to protect the recipients privacy. This is a great tool for you to reach out to those you want to educate and get it into their hands privately, and respectfully, to educate, and showcase what we do, and who we are. We want to take the fear factor out of medical cannabis – and bring new patients across your thresholds. Increase our red card numbers in state by educating the people to our alternative health choice.

New patients are scared to walk in your doors folks, that’s just a FACT, and a group we need to reach out to. I took a 61 year old patient to Robin Hackett at BotanaCare as I knew she would feel comfortable there and honestly, she needed the personalized care she was given. We will have a new patient coming into the ranks in January when I take her to her Dr appointment. MANY folks are curious and DESPERATE for help, and without the proper education model we can deliver to their hands – we’ll never get to them, or get them in your doors unless we represent professionally, decrease fear, and promote integrity and credibility.

We can have that market folks, we just have to approach them correctly, and responsibly. We NEED that market!

By the way – I introduce new patients to our industry all the time – and connect them to providers where they’re needs can be met. Please be sure to contact me sometime – so we can talk about your shop – I can visit and get a feel of your atmosphere – and refer accordingly. The larger base I have to refer to – the better for the patient. Many of you have wonderful skills and all approach things with their own methodology. Patients do too – and when they find the right match – I rejoice for all. It is so very important that patients feel safe, and comfortable.

I have started a contest for advertisers. I am copying the e-mail content here:

Hey folks – Merry Christmas!

I just updated my contact list – so many of you may be new to my e-mails.

Let’s just do a brief re-cap for everybody. Colorado Connect is a sister publication to Montana Connect, our professional cannabis industry magazine.  My team and I have been involved in Colorado for over a year now building and watching regulation settle in. Why wait and watch?  Well….we needed to see who made it through regulation – and who, quite honestly, didn’t.  We are here to set a standard.  To pioneer and industry and SHOWCASE medical cannabis in Colorado educating folks in a responsible manner.  I’ve brought Irvin Rosenfeld, a federal medical cannabis patient, on board as co-editor and as a stockbroker in his day to day life, we cannot compromise his integrity when he’s lending it to our cause.  Please be sure to visit my site, Http://CoConnect.Me and meet Irv and see what the new Colorado Connect is all about.

Colorado Connect was designed for the medical cannabis industry in particular, and will represent in the most professional manner.   Colorado Connect will be distributed outside of the medical cannabis community and will be mailed under private cover to protect patient privacy.  It will be mailed to every member of the Colorado Legislative session and all town council members we can get addresses for.  We aim to get it on newsstands in the health and wellness section.  We’ll be sending it to representatives in DC, as well, to be used as a tool to educate politicians.  You folks get to show them what we do – and how compassionately and passionately we do it!  You’ll get to showcase the medicine, and the science.
Ok…so I have blathered on for the new e-mail folks I added….where’s the “Merry Christmas” part, right?

Well – each and every person who responds to this e-mail with their mailing address and phone number will get a free subscription mailed to you directly (a $24.95 a year value).  Merry Christmas!  Can’t wait ‘til you see it and I look forward to your feedback and participation.

In addition – I have a contest to offer. This is for business owners only – and will run through 12/31/2011 with the Charter advertising rates.

There’s another way you win. You get our message directly into the hands of the people who you want and need to see it at no cost to you.  You can get it to your town council, prospective legislators and senators, and outside your current market. We are taking medical cannabis to a very professional level.

Our message is VERY important to us….and we need to increase support for this wonderful plant.  Colorado Connect is a professional way we can achieve that.  This is a publication.  You’ll feel confident displaying it in your store, and sharing with family and friends who “may not be sure” about what it is you do.

So – here’s what you do if you wish to participate and win some credits – and change some opinions.   You can win credit towards advertising in the second issue of Colorado Connect.

·         1st Prize: $300

·         2nd Prize: $200

.         3rd Prize: $100

Reply to this e-mail and ask me for the form.  I will send them out every night.  I will also be out in field through Thursday.  If you call me at 720-326-6577 or 406-594-7932 and I am close or free – I will drop a form by.

PUT YOUR BUSINESS NAME ON IT – then make photocopies – and start collecting.  Have your office staff collect as they sell and conduct business.  Use the subscription as a gift for your patients.

This is the time to add your local town council, committee members, or school organizations. Yes….I said school organizations.  We are educating educators too.  Decreasing fear about our industry.

As you fill a page – please e-mail it in to me.  To eliminate duplicates of entries I will be tracking them by when I received what sheet from whom.

Just be aware, I am the lone Mohican performing data entry and if all y’all flood me over New Year’s – I will be swamped, and maybe slightly crabby about it.  It will also eliminate any addresses you collected that were duplicates that someone else close to you may have submitted previously.

Yup – it’s a competition!

So…get your office staff on it – call or e-mail with questions.  Get your form from me or Randy Good. You can call him at 720-840-5028 or e-mail him at rg.coloradoconnect@gmail.com

Irvin has sweetened the deal too!  Many of you may know this – many may not – but we bring Irvin Rosenfeld to Colorado for book tours – and we just confirmed dates for the next tour!

Irvin Rosenfeld will be in Colorado January 25-29 working on Colorado Connect and conducting book tours in Colorado.

If you want to book Irvin (there is a 5 book purchase requirement), he has agreed to waive that fee for the top three winners!

So you can win advertising credit and a free booking of a Federal Patient in your shop!  That’s $100 value right there.

For those of you who are interested in booking Irvin during those dates, please contact me at CoConnectMe@gmail.com or
call 720-326-6577.

I will be starting a patient contest after the new year – so you folks get to collecting!

Don’t forget – Charter rates EXPIRE – DEAD – FINITO 12/31/2011. We go to print on the 15th. After the first issue is printed – rates will be going up 20%.

LOCK yours today folks – NO WHINERS if you miss the low rates.

Merry Christmas – and may each of you have wonderful SAFE Holidays!

Walk Proud Warriors!

Hiedi

December 15, 2011

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers in Eagle CO 12-12-11

Here’s the video folks. Sorry it took a while….I can’t WAIT to get settled into someplace with decent internet speed. Took 2 days to upload the first hour. I will get the last part uploaded over the weekend. The main part of forum is in this hour.

This is hosted on my MTConnectMagazine channel – when I have permissions for larger files on my CoConnectMe channel I will transfer it. If you would like a view of some of what we went through in Montana in the 2011 session, please feel free to view any and all of the over 500 videos I have uploaded there. The highest viewed ones are of most importance to see the true prohibition. We were even called “scourge”.

Complete insanity.

Hope all y’all have a great day! Oh, and hey – that post from yesterday? Nothing is confirmed as of yet…..so please don’t get riled up. I mean, if you think about it, they are approaching Colorado completely different that California if the report is true – and in a way, by targeting the MMD’s too close to schools, are pretty much acknowledging and respecting the regulation – in their own twisted FED way. One could hope?

I’m an optimist folks…..let’s hope for the best, prepare for the worst, and walk proud, pioneering this new industry.

Each and EVERY one of you out there are warriors in my eyes….and I’m proud to walk with you in this adventure.

I will be in Colorado Springs all day today – so please feel free to call me at 720-326-6577. We will be closing ad sales at the end of the month. Be sure to lock your charter rates folks. NO whining after launch if you gag at the new rates – they go up 20% to support my staff, and work for YOU. Even if you have to get in small, it locks your rates to go as big or small in the future as you need. I need your support to do the work I want to do for you folks and get some great staff on the ground to fight and do advocacy work for our cause – all the things you folks can’t get out to do, but so desperately needs done!

Let’s set a standard folks, and showcase what you do. I cannot WAIT for you folks to see the second issue! We’re empowering women! Reaching outside our group to a new base – and new customers.

Let’s get it done folks! Talk to you soon!

Here’s the long-awaited video……..git him! But nicely ok…..no swear words, professional, and respectful. Don’t give him any more ammo…..hammer him with science and fact.

Walk Proud Warriors!

Hiedi

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers in Eagle CO 12-12-11.

December 14, 2011

Crackdown On Colorado’s Medical Pot Business On The Horizon « CBS Denver

Crackdown On Colorado’s Medical Pot Business On The Horizon « CBS Denver.

Don’t shoot the messenger on the headline folks…..I didn’t write it.

This does pose some interesting questions though…….

As they are not coming with the California model of “Shut em down or else!” – is this a form of implied approval of medical cannabis regulation in Colorado? I mean….they give them opportunity to move. Or are supposed to anyway…..nobody has seen a letter yet to my knowledge.

If you do get a letter or know of someone who does…..please have them contact me. 720-326-6577.

Here to help…..

If anybody has feedback on this – please….let’s discuss in the comments so all can be involved.

 

 

December 13, 2011

John Suthers needs no help…

making a fool out of himself that is.

I attended the Eagle River Youth Coalition “How Do You Feel About the Impact of Medical Marijuana on Youth?” forum last night in Eagle Colorado (GORGEOUS DRIVE!) with Shan and Chaz Moore, James McVaney, Audrey Hatfield, Mark Slaugh, and Jason Lauve. For asking “How do you feel?” about something, the forum was NOT designed for 2-way communication regarding how folks felt. Questions were to be submitted on 3×5 cards and read by a moderator. Police were on hand, 2 Eagle Police Officers, and the School Sheriff reserve officer. The organizers were very gracious, and gave us space for materials to place to display and hand out.

Chaz, Shan and James all squashed into the lil ol Jeep Liberty I have on loan from the insurance company (great lil rig by the way….I want one!) and got there early and had opportunity to visit with the shop owners.

Sweetleaf Pioneer is the LONE dispensary in Eagle, and what a unique position they are in. They are the only MMD in the city of Eagle. They have had to go to great lengths to maintain their business in Eagle, and have worked diligently with the town council. Well…..Eagle has a population of about 4,000 – and population density wise – I felt like I was right back in Lincoln Montana. Small town, small town mentality.

Some new town council members were elected this past spring – and all hell broke loose for Sweetleaf. Suddenly, they are “evil” and must be banned, after jumping through ALL the hoops and spending all the money. Social ostracism is a huge problem for patients in Eagle, and supporting the MMD has been strong, but very down-played, as the patients do not want to suffer persecution.

Sure would be nice if we could get past all this “judging” stuff and just be who we are huh?

Anyways…….I understand the situation, being from itty-bitty-ville myself. It’s not one you go storming the barn on. If we woulda showed up there waving signs all over and raising a big stink, we would not have done Sweetleaf Pioneer or their patients ANY favors. Please folks, when you go do advocacy, get the feel of the situation before you open your mouth. Trust the folks you are helping with their feel for the community. What works in Denver or Colorado Springs will most certainly not always work in smaller communities. That’s why these folks live here……to get OUT of the city and big city ways.

So…..back on topic. We opted for NOT having a big scene outside – and groaned along with the audience. We had made contact previous to arriving – and pretty much stunned them with fact. They agreed to briefly introduce Chaz at the forum, as it had all been “scripted” before, and we felt lucky for that!

Guess what? You too – can groan along and yell at the screen. As soon as I get the videos uploaded, I will share. I may have to upload them to my MTConnectMagazine acct on YouTube as my CoConnectMe one isn’t approved for anything over 15 minutes yet. Be sure to like and follow them both on YouTube.

I hope you folks will take Southers to task – and do it PROFESSIONALLY. Calling somebody names and threatening them is not conducive to open dialogue.

I believe we all feel it went very well actually. After the hours of lies and mis-information, we were released, and went to the hall where the display tables were.

I have to tell each and every one of you out there – I am SO PROUD of Chaz Moore. That young man has come a long way – and Cannabis is serious medicine to him and he represents as well. The high school superintendant spent quite a bit of time questioning Chaz, and in the end said “I believe of all the people I have met using marijuana, you most certainly are a definite candidate I can support and get behind.”

That was the High School Superintendent. I was SO TICKLED! Chaz was phenomenal and has become a GREAT advocate to speak on patients rights. The youth there flocked to him after the session, and the two young men spent quite a bit of time questioning Chaz and his father. I spoke with them after they left Chaz and the Cheerleader cross country runner girls went to talk to Chaz and Shan. The young man I spoke to wants to be a pilot in his future, and was a VERY sharp young man.

His eyes were opened people. I simply reinforced it with “You’re bright – go check your facts. You can look up anything that was said here tonight on the internet. Go make your own decisions based on fact and knowlege.”

He already had…..after talking to Chaz. This is a young man who just talked about losing his peers to drugs. Not as in death, as in pals, and change of interests. Seeing and meeting Chaz was monumental to him, and witnessing one of Chaz’s seizures cinched it for those kids. I really enjoyed listening to them question Chaz and Shan. The girls were very concerned about what Shan goes through being Chaz’s parent….and asked GREAT questions!

SO SO PROUD OF YOU CHAZ! You were a ROCKSTAR last night!

Keep it up buddy!

Videos seem to be loading on the MTConnectMagazine Channel……More coming soon!

I hope you folks will pat Chaz on the back. That young man is going to do WONDERS for our community. He is coming a long way – and has more at stake here than MANY of us. If you ever see or witness one of Chaz’s attacks – you will never question him again. EVER.

It kind of bothers me that anybody would ever question treating children……with what the alternatives are out there. If we TRULY believe Cannabis is safe and effective, why would we not want our loved ones or most precious to have the benefit? Cashy Hyde is on my mind and in my heart every day with his brain cancer, please meet him at http://www.cashhydefoundation.com

He is my special boy….and so is Chaz. THEY are who will truly be our emissaries……as children will be who change our future.

Kids are NOT stupid……it’s about time we treated them with respect and give them knowledge and power to educate and win. Those kids from the DADS campaign last night convinced me of that. They’re eyes were opened……WIDELY.

Thank you Chaz……love ya buddy and proud to have you on board! If you folks don’t know Chaz – or need more info – please visit his site here: http://www.iambillsmith.com/

http://www.csindy.com/IndyBlog/archives/2011/02/04/school-reverses-course-student-told-to-stay-home-after-using-mmj

The Moore family plus a guy